Teenager dies after Bishops Bridge car crash

A crash at Bishops Bridge on Wednesday night has claimed the life of a 19-year-old man.

The teenager, believed to be from Rutherford, was driving along Old Maitland Road about 9pm when his car left the road and hit a nearby power pole.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene, but the man was deceased when they arrived.

Central Hunter police will prepare a report for the coroner.